• 1st Conference Committee Hearing of Transportation Session

    October 14, 2015

    Special Session on Transportation Conference Committee Co-Chairs, Senator Beall and Assemblymember Gomez, have determined their initial hearing schedule. The first Conference Committee hearing of the Transportation Special Session, set for October 16th at 10:00am in Sacramento (State Capitol, Room 4202), is scheduled to be televised on CalChannel.  If you’re not planning to attend this event in person, we encourage you to tune in!

    The Fix Our Roads Coalition reports the Committee plans to examine various proposals to fund transportation infrastructure, with an emphasis on repairing California’s deteriorated highways, streets, and roads. The administration will present its funding proposal and the LAO will describe and compare this and other proposals. Witnesses will provide testimony from the local government, labor and business perspectives.

    In addition, the Co-Chairs have scheduled a second hearing for October 21st at 9:00am at Ontario City Hall (City Council Chambers, 303 East “B” Street, Ontario, CA).

    The Conference Committee was established with 10 members, with 5 representatives from each house on the Conference Committee:

    Assembly

    Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez, D-Los Angeles

    Assemblymember Kevin Mullin, D – San Mateo

    Assemblymember Autumn Burke, D- Inglewood

    Assemblymember Melissa Melendez, R- Murrieta

    Assemblymember Jay Obernolte, R – Hesperia

    Senate

     Senator Jim Beall, D – San Jose

    Senator Connie Leyva, D – Chino

    Senator Ben Allen, D – Redondo Beach

    Senator Ted Gaines, R – El Dorado Hills

    Senator Anthony Canella, R – Merced

  • CORONA: 3 Workers Critical in 91 Overpass Collapse

    October 12, 2015

    7 of the 8 injured workers with the Atkinson Walsh Construction Joint Venture remain hospitalized, 3 of them critical… Read full story here. Read current update.  Video.

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  • Obernolte Shares First-year Trials, Tribulations

    October 8, 2015

    LUCERNE VALLEY — For a Republican freshman state assembly member in California, Jay Obernolte (R-Big Bear Lake) has had an unusually productive first year. Read more

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  • Traffic Deaths Climbing in California – Is There a Fix?

    September 27, 2015

    It’s an unfortunate downside to the recession’s end: As more people return to work and more cars hit the road, fatal accidents are on the climb. Nationally, road deaths jumped nearly 10 percent… Read more

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  • Ventura County Sees a Sales Tax Hike as a Fix for Transportation Problems

    September 27, 2015

    Darren Kettle, executive director of the Ventura Co. Transportation Commission, likes to tell a little story about how frustrated people can get with the local highway systemRead more

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  • Fix Our Transportation System Now

    September 17, 2015

    CNBC – Doug Oberhelman, Chairman and CEO of Caterpillar Inc.- Read now!

    (US) Business Roundtable White Paper on infrastructure funding (click to access).

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  • Contact Your Legislators

    September 9, 2015

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    To contact your legislators, click here.

  • Proposition 1B: Promises Made, Promises Kept

    September 9, 2015

    The California Transportation Commission (CTC) demonstrates in this good read how effective a $20 billion funding plan can be implemented efficiently and smartly to benefit the traveling public. Click to access report: http://goo.gl/9hG1PB

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  • Business and Transportation Leaders Back Plan To Fix California’s Roads

    September 8, 2015

    SACRAMENTO–Multiple letters of support from stakeholder groups are circulating regarding the proposed transportation funding framework. Click to view!

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  • What They’re Saying About Governor Brown’s Plan to Fix California’s Transportation Infrastructure

    September 8, 2015

    SACRAMENTO – Cities, counties, local and statewide businesses and labor groups, transportation leaders and newspaper editorial boards from across California are supporting the administration’s plan to fix the state’s roads, bridges, public transportation and trade corridors with permanent and sustainable revenue and sensible reforms. Here’s what they’re saying: